by Mary Puglisi
Transport yourself into a magical world, high above the Alestsch Glacier when you travel to the Alestsch Forest for a day of snowshoe hiking. Listed as one of the most beautiful hiking trails in this region, this is a great activity if you want great views and the chance to see the ancient trees that this forest is known for. The hike is an easy difficulty level and takes about three and a half hours to complete.
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
Known for being the longest toboggan run in Europe, Big Pintenfritz is named after a village innkeeper who allegedly brought this run to life after a bet. With a vertical drop of 1,600 meters, the distance from the starting point at Faulhorn to the finishing point a Grindelwald is 15 kilometers. With Eiger, Mŏnch and Jungfrau as backdrops, the views are incredible. Test your toboggan skills on this unforgettable ride.
Ski resort, Switzerland
This smaller sized ski resort holds big fun for families looking for a fun ski adventure! This kids’ snow playground is accessible to the general public and helps children learn how to ski in a fun and easy way. The flat terrain is exceptionally ideal for young skiers and their families.
Every Wednesday you can take up the chance to make a snow-shoe trek to the Colombire Alpine Museum in Crans Montana. Catch a glimpse of the alpine life from the 1930s in the exciting museum. Be taken back down to Aminona for dinner by a sled once your visit at the museum has wrapped up. The hike to get to the museum is of easy difficulty and takes a little over an hour to complete.
Starting at Alpiglen and ending at the foot of the Eiger and passing directly under the legendary North Face, the Eiger Run has been called one of the most attractive toboggan runs in the Bernese Oberland. The tobogganing descent is a very memorable and spectacular one. This trail becomes illuminated at light, which brings about an incredible, hard to beat, nighttime experience. This hike is a medium difficulty hike and runs about 3 kilometers in length.
You’re sure to find a quality family-friendly adventure when you head to the snow playground at the Swiss Snow Kids Village in Crans-Montana. Enjoy snow tubing, a snow carousel, Bibi Fun Park, and the snow kindergarten during your trip! Take a break and enjoy a quick bite at the snack bar on Snow Island. Mom and dad can enjoy a quick break on the sun loungers on the island as well all while taking in the amazing view around them.
Find a different kind of adventure at the Hasli Valley rock climbing wall in Haslital. Create lasting memories at “one of the most modern facilities of its kind in Switzerland.” Choose from 50 different ways to climb--including a cave crossing, movable walls, climbing walls, and a boulder wall--for hours and hours of excitement. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or advanced climber; there’s something for everyone at The Hasli Valley rock climbing hall.
A wide variety of exciting winter sports can create a thrilling, adrenaline boosting adventure in Switzerland! By traveling down the Alp on air boards, Snow Trottis, snow bikes, etc., everyone who visits is sure to find a winter sport that fits their taste of adventure.
The Swiss Snow Sports School in Davos is the ideal location for families, especially ones with little children. There are ski lessons available for beginners and advanced skiers, as well as the snow kindergarten called “Snowgarden Bünda” for children 3 and up. Find unique fun opportunities for your children in the Im Pischa Kinderland where children can paint and play on the giant trampoline. Then make your way to the snow-tubing course, which children of all ages can go on. Parents, you can lay back and relax while enjoying food and drink while the kids make memories that will last forever!
Enter into a snow wonderland when you head to the Kid’s Paradise at Elsigenalp. This children’s snow playground is known for their incredible safety measures that they take to ensure the best experience possible for their visitors. A Pinocchio lift, a Borer lift and a platter lift are all located at this playground and all guarantee safe riders for the skiers before they get their ski rides started.
I'm a 23 year old with a passion for writing, adventure seeking and finding the beauty in the everyday things around us.